Film School: Editor Thelma Schoonmaker

Director Martin Scorsese and Editor Thelma Schoonmaker Director Martin Scorsese and Editor Thelma Schoonmaker

The film editor’s words on her craft, and her longtime working relationship with Martin Scorsese.

A collection of interview clips with influential, award-winning editor Thelma Schoonmaker, in which she discusses working with director Martin Scorsese, and reveals how editing moments in classics such as Goodfellas, The Wolf of Wall Street and The Irishman came to be (via StudioBinder):

More on Editing Scorsese, in her own words (via The Royal Ocean Film Society):

The editor’s “cold perspective” is crucial to the director (via BAFTA Guru):

Further Viewing

Thelma Schoonmaker, along with Dede Allen, Sally Menke and others, is part of a generation of hugely influential film editors who shaped American cinema in the second half of the 20th Century – and beyond:

Documentary The Scorsese Machine offers a glimpse of working with the director: